Oregon moves up to No. 3 in AP women's basketball poll

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NEW YORK (AP) Oregon moved up one spot in The Associated Press women's basketball poll to No. 3 after beating rival Oregon State twice in a 48-hour span.

The Ducks jumped UConn to move behind South Carolina and Baylor in the Top 25 released Monday. The Gamecocks received 26 first-place votes from the national media panel. Baylor garnered three and Louisville one.

Oregon was the preseason No. 1, led by star Sabrina Ionescu. Expectations climbed after the team shocked the U.S. national team in an exhibition game, but losses to Louisville and Arizona State moved the Ducks down the poll.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina19-1
2 Baylor17-1
3 Oregon17-2
4 UConn18-1
5 Louisville20-1
6 Stanford18-2
7 North Carolina State19-1
8 UCLA18-1
9 Mississippi State18-3
10 Oregon State16-4
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina19-1
2 Oregon17-2
3 Louisville20-1
4 Iowa17-3
5 Stanford18-2
6 UCLA18-1
7 UConn18-1
8 Maryland16-4
9 Baylor17-1
10 Gonzaga20-1
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